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Beautiful Historic Home. Family memories, large rooms, Baby equipment, Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Historical home with beautiful gardens

This unique property is located in the heart of the Cedar Fairmount Historical District of Cleveland Heights. Built in 1919, an era when no detail was left out, even in homes built for the rental market. This owner occupied two-family home features, covered porches in the rear, vestibules, charming awning covered patios and spacious rooms, filled with light.

Beautifully landscaped including large flower filled window boxes on both the first and second floors. There is ample parking for each unit and plenty of on street parking as well.

Diane Armstrong
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Diane Armstrong

After twenty years of growing up on a South Dakota ranch I followed my family to Australia where all but two of us still reside. I came to Cleveland in 1972, so Cleveland has been my home for most of my life and I have grown to love it.

I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous homes here. That love affair has never wavered and I worked full time as an interior designer for many years while fixing up my own old homes. I've always enjoyed gardening and creating wonderful comfortable places for people to live. Now I live next door to my wonderful West Saint James property in it's "twin house".

Diane Armstrong purchased this house in 2007

Why Diane Armstrong chose Cleveland

I love this walking neighborhood, so when I was looking for a house here I initially was looking for a single family home for myself but they were all so very large! So what a grand idea to buy two "smaller" homes and rent one of them. So I've been renting since I bought the house and only this year I decided furnish one half and rent as a short stay.

What makes this house unique

This house feels elegant yet comfortable "farmhouse-urban-cottage." It was love at first sight!


Cleveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • I am happy to work with you in the case of a cancellation. I can offer you other dates if you've experienced an emergency past the refund cutoff
  • Travelers must provide photo id and guest list with names and age of guests.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a sit down shower in a footed tub.
  • Plenty of storage in the Master bath #1
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is a custom made extra long Queen bed.
  • The sofa in the Living room is a double bed when folded down. It would sleep 1 person comfortably. I have a Pack N Play available for a infant or small child.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
If you should require catering or any special services, I can make some excellent suggestions. Let me know as soon as you can and I can refer you to appropriate people. I do have two bicycles that may be available. PLAYGROUND is very nearby at the Elementary School. Our garden also includes a children's veggie garden with a bean teepee and tunnel of peas. Very fun for the kids to enjoy a snack!


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Beautiful Historic Home. Family memories, large rooms, Baby equipment, Wifi
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews

The best place to stay in Cleveland

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a wonderful area of Cleveland. It was perfect for our family, dogs etc. Central to all of the museums, WRU, Art and Music Institutes, and minutes to downtown and the Cleveland Clinic. Our host was gracious and accommodating. The kitchen is a chef’s delight.

We will recommend this home to anyone traveling to Cleveland.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you 😊? for your gracious review. I love being host to so many travelers and making their stay comfortable and delightful. I look forward to your return.
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Wonderful Cleveland Heights home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Extremely comfortable beds. Very well stocked kitchen. Would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy for choosing WSJ for you stay in Cleveland. It was my pleasure to host you and your family. I do hope to see you again.
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  • 4 of 5

The house was great!! Excellent location, well stocked with just about everything you will need. Our only regret was we just did not have enough time to enjoy the home. Diane was wonderful. This was so far the cleanest VRBO we have stayed in. Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary thank you! I’m so happy you liked your home away. Come back and stay longer next time!
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Great location, great house.

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious, well laid out and had all the amenities we were looking for. The beds were comfortable and the property was well maintained. It was in a great neighborhood and very walkable to resturaunts and other attractions. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s my pleasure to make your home away comfy and fun! Thanks for choosing West Saint James!!
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Attractive and comfortable for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for Case Western Reserve graduation! The house - inside and out - was beautiful, comfortable, and flexible for our multi-generational family of 8. We walked 1.4 miles to campus through quiet, architecturally-interesting neighborhood. Diane provided thoughtful touches, and she was available for a couple of inconsequential issues. We were so happy that we stayed here!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host your family’s gathering. Thank You for choosing West Saint James!
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Spacious and cozy home in a Gorgeous Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long New Years weekend at Rachels home with friends and family. The home is in a beautiful neighborhood built in the 1920's. We spent mornings drinking coffee and watching the snow come down in this idyllic setting. Our dogs enjoyed getting to go out and roam the fenced in yard for short trips during the very cold weather. We would have loved to walk the neighborhood but temps were single digits and below 0. The home itself is very tastefully decorated, cozy and super clean. The kitchen was incredibly functional, well appointed, and updated. The location can't be beat, seated a mile or two from Little Italy, Shaker, and Beachwood. If you are in town for events in University Circle this is a great place to call home as well. Just 4 miles from downtown Cleveland and all the city has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins and Private Charter available.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5.8 Miles
Goodtime II
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
RTA Shaker Square
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
many at Fairmount and Cedar Rds within walking
Nearest Beach
7.8 Miles
Edgewater Park
Car: recommended

West Saint James is located in the heart of Cleveland's cultural center. Minutes from University circle, Case University, Cleveland Clinic and University hospitals and only 15-20 minutes from Downtown Cleveland sports events and Playhouse Square.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59

Please reach out to me if you are booking far in advance and I can change the requirements for payment. I can make it in two installments if that is best for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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